A New York Style loft in the centre of Melbourne, a city renowned for its food, culture and shopping - what's not to like?! Spacious with high ceilings, polished floors and a brilliant kitchen.
There are two sleeping areas with queen beds which are sound proofed, one of them is separated by heavy curtains so it's good for friends or families.
Our 2 bedroom loft is off Flinders Lane in the heart of Melbourne, a city renowned for its food, culture and shopping. The loft is huge and spacious with high ceilings, polished floors and heating. There's a brilliant kitchen but you might be more excited about the restaurants below.
Our loft is on the 4th floor of a 100 year old heritage building in the middle of Melbourne. It's huge with 12 foot ceilings and polished boards. There are 2 main sleeping areas, each of which have a queen bed, and 2 single beds which can be made up in the lounge room, but these are only suitable for children. There are 2 bathrooms, one with a shower and one with a bath. The loft is in central Melbourne, with trams and trains a minutes walk away. There's no parking with the loft but lots of parking stations around the area if you bring your own car. You can also sign up to something like flexicar ( a few weeks before your trip) if you want to use a car in the city.
If you want to buy food to have in the loft there is a supermarket around the corner, and the Queen Victoria Market a few blocks or tramstops away. There is also David Jones food hall which is a brilliant place if you want to indulge and buy anything from anywhere ( at a price :-)). If you dont want to cook there is a huge range of cafes, bars and restaurants just outside your door - and thats probably one of the things that has brought you to Melbourne in the first place! Melbourne is the culinary capital of Australia ( ask anyone - as long as they don't come from Sydney! And even then they would have to tell you the truth !)
There is some great music, media and tech options too. We have lots of music available through the loft via some Sonos speaker systems, you can move them around to where you want to use them, play from music we have stored there or play music from your phone or iPod. We have an ADSL internet service, there is also Netflix, Stan and an AppleTV for movies and an iMac and wireless printer/scanner.
The laundry has a washer dryer combo as well as a separate dryer. There is also an ironing board and iron in there. There are 2 queen sized beds in the loft, with 2 single beds that can be made up if required ( children only). Both bathrooms have great lighting, heated towel racks and good mirrors. Our lounge has two comfy leather couches and a big tv.
The loft is accessed by a lift, there are about 6 steps when you first walk through the gate and after that it's flat. Once you enter the loft you will find a large open plan kitchen and dining area with the laundry and second bathroom just around the corner. The laundry has a washer dryer combo as well as a separate dryer. There is also an ironing board and iron in there.
Interaction with guests:
Carmen will be your point of contact when you arrive and leave and she will be able to help you out if you have any questions. There is also a guide to the loft that you will find when you get there and that has all the information you will need - feel free to add any info to it if you discover a brilliant place to eat that we haven't discovered ourselves! You can also call us if you have any questions.
Check in is in the afternoon and out in the morning but if you need to stay longer and there is no one checking in after you we can try and be flexible.
Bligh Place is a small, friendly lane, off Flinders Lane. It has a couple of cafes in it and our building entrance is opposite Bistro du Monde. We are in the heart of the city, so there can be a little noise at night but the loft has been designed to minimise the street noise. The loft is accessed by a lift, there are about 6 steps when you first walk through the gate and after that it's flat. It's a great secure location as your key controls access to the floor. Once you enter the loft you will find a large open plan kitchen and dining area with the laundry and second bathroom just around the corner. Bedrooms are further down, with the living area at the front. Large glass doors can provide privacy between each area.
Interakcija s gostima
Carmen will be your point of contact when you arrive and leave and she will be able to help you out if you have any questions. There is also a guide to the loft that you will find when you get there and that has all the information you will need - feel free to add any info to it if you discover a brilliant place to eat that we haven't discovered ourselves! You can also call us if you have any questions
It's a quirky environment with lots of character, not a hotel, so if you are the sort of person where everything has to be perfect, maybe its not for you! But if you like personality combined with comfort then we think we have it just right.
Please no smoking or animals, unless they are guide dogs of course. It's an old building with wooden floors and we like the people downstairs so maybe take the stilettos off when you get there? Definitely no parties of any sort though, sorry.
My husband Wayne and I live in Coffs Harbour about half way between Sydney and Brisbane on the east coast of Australia where we have a software company. We also have a base in Melbourne where we do quite a lot of work. We love to travel, its us and our youngest daughter at the moment, she's 13. We love food, coffee, people and different experiences from our home town which is a coastal paradise heavy on beaches, climate and lifestyle but a little short on heritage and everything associated with it which we crave when we travel, but spending time in Melbourne allows us the best of both worlds!